GAPS Stage 1

Natural Electrolyte Drink Recipe

There are many reasons why an electrolyte drink may be needed. You or your child is sick and is getting dehydrated. You’ve spend a lot of time outside in the hot sun. You haven’t been getting enough minerals through your diet so your cells are dehydrated. In each of these cases, you will find this …

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GAPS Friendly Homemade Yogurt

Let’s make yogurt! Around here we are very into fermented and cultured foods. Not only are they delicious but they are so full of probiotics, vitamins and minerals that are easy for our bodies to utilize!  Fermented and cultured foods can seem intimidating to those who have not made them, but once you’ve started in …

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How to Make Beef Stock

We use a lot of chicken stock around here but that doesn’t mean it’s superior to other kinds of stock. We’ve recently been working on adding soup recipes that are especially delicious with beef stock. Whatever meat you use, remember it should be 80% meat and 20% bone with a joint. Depending on your cut, …

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Kid Friendly Rainbow Ferment

One of the best ways to get kids excited about eating real food is to make it fun! You can do this by making the preparation or cooking process fun, giving it a fun name, or making the presentation fun, like eating “Ants on a Log”. When giving fermented food to your children, it’s best …

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Fermented Ginger Carrots

These are a kid favorite!  This recipe is based on the Nourishing Traditions Cookbook but I’ve found most kids prefer carrots sliced rather than grated. If you’re new to fermenting, read this section first! Otherwise, skip down to the recipe.  Jars: I prefer using wide mouth jars for almost everything because small mouth jars are …

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Honey Sweetened Lemonade

Lemonade is more than just a delicious beverage! The acidity and sweetness are perfect to rehydrate you on a hot day.  You can take this basic lemonade recipe and add some salt to make it even more of an electrolyte replacement. You could also add some fresh berries, cucumber, or mint to add additional flavoring.  …

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